• Active voting fellows and members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology are encouraged to participate in the annual election for offices and trustees-at-large on the Board of Trustees and for proposed amendments to the Academy’s governance documents. The election occurs each fall following the Annual Business Meeting and votes may be cast by mail or electronically by voting members in good standing.

     Appointments to the Board of Trustees:

    The Board of Trustees has appointed 3 public trustees to the 2020 board:

    David C. Herman, MD: Chief Executive Officer, Essentia Health will begin his first term in January.

    Paul B. Ginsburg, PhD: Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution; Professor of Health Policy and Director of Public Policy at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California  and Director of the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, will begin his 5th 3-year term in January.

    James A. Lawrence: Chairman of Lake Harriet Capital will begin his first term in January.